Volume 051421 | May 14, 2021
Your weekly news & updates
Welcome RCR Taylor Logistics Park
RCR Taylor Logistics Park opened with a ribbon cutting on May 5. It offers dual Class 1 rail service from Union Pacific and BNSF Railroads. The 755-acre site located, offers transloading, manifest, unit train and storage for national and international firms in the area. The park is capable of handling multiple, non-hazardous commodities and looks forward to working with customers to meet their individual needs. Serving as a logistics hub for the Central Texas area, RCR Taylor Logistics Park will assist companies in increasing productivity and accessibility through offering dual Class 1 railroad service. To learn more, visit their website.
Information & Education
Learn how to prevent workplace violence
The Chamber luncheon on Monday, May 17, will focus on workplace violence.
Regan Rychetsky, of Insight Workplace Solutions, LLC., has 20 years of experience handling threats, threatening behavior, domestic violence, stalking and recovering from the aftermath of violence in the workplace.
The luncheon will begin at noon at Holiday Inn Express and Suites, 180 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. Lunch will be catered by Plowman's Kitchen. Registration is $15 and can be done by clicking HERE. Space is limited due to Covid-19 safety restrictions.
Vaccination clinic
A walk-up vaccination clinic will be held 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 19, at Jerusalem Pentecostal Church, 908 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, will be offering the one-shot Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 while supplies last. The clinic is sponsored by the Bill Pickett Foundation, Taylor National Guard and Jerusalem Church. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for those in line at those times. There no charge for the vaccine.
We need you!
In May, we will begin planning the 2021 Business Expo & Job Fair. Please let us know if you are willing to help us build the future for this great business event!
A range of skills are needed but the most important thing you can contribute are your ideas and energy!
Our first meeting will at noon Friday, May 21, via Zoom. Email your name and contact information to info@taylorchamber.org or call 512-352-6364 to let us know you are interested.
Chamber News and Calendar
  • Monday, May 17, -- Luncheon: How to keep your employees safe with Regan Rychetsky. Click HERE to register NOW. Registration will end at 5 p.m. today.
  • Wednesday, May 19, noon -- Programs & Services: Zoom
  • Thursday, May 20, 2:00 p.m.-- Ribbon Cutting: The Pinball Hangout Lounge, 410 W. 7th #102
  • Friday, May 21, noon -- Business Expo planning: Zoom
  • Wednesday, May 26, 8:30 a.m. -- Funding: Zoom
  • Thursday, June 3, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
  • Wednesday, June 9, noon -- Advocacy : Zoom
  • Tuesday, June 10, 1:30 p.m. -- Tourism: Zoom
  • Monday, June 14, 5 p.m. -- Board Meeting: Zoom
  • Wednesday, June 16, noon -- Programs & Services: Zoom
  • Thursday, June 24, 7:30 a.m.--Funding: Zoom
  • Thursday, July 1, 8 a.m. -- Finance: Zoom
For information on joining these or any Chamber meeting or committee, email info@taylorchamber.org.
Member Announcements
Learn to Square Dance
Al Frazier invites families, couples and singles age 10 and up on Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m. to have fun and learn how to square dance at the same time at Christ Fellowship Church, 1517 McLain St. Reserve a spot today! RSVP to Al Frazier, 512-632-1932 or TSCA@alfraziertx.com.
Bullnanza Invitational
Taylor Rodeo Association will present 40 of the best bull riders in an amazing event at 6 p.m. Saturday May 22, at the Wilco Expo Center 5350 Bill Pickett Trail. Admission is $15 for children 5-11 and $25 for adults. Tickets are available at the Chamber office, 1519 N. Main, or online Here.
Want to judge BBQ?
The Taylor BBQ tradition continues on Saturday, May 22, and judges are needed for BBQ Sauce at 9 am, beans at 10 , chicken at 11, pork at noon, cooks choice at 1 p.m. and beef at 2 at the Wilco Expo Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail. If you want to judge one or more, contact Irene or Ronnie Michna at 512-680-8093, 512-791-1230, or irenemichna@aol.com or
Basler Electric seeks employees
Basler Electric currently has openings for temporary to permanent staffing for assemblers on both 1st and 2nd shifts. Please see either FJC Personnel at 512-879-4900 or Evins Personnel Consultants at 512-320-8367
Burkes Store seeks employees
A Burkes Outlet store is planning to open early this summer in the old Beall's location at 3100 N. Main St. and is looking for employees. Click HERE to apply for store associate positions. Click HERE to apply for store leadership positions or text "APPLY" to 888-342-1142 for retail sales associate positions.
Schedule a blood donation
Baylor Scott & White Medical Center in Taylor will host a blood drive 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18 and June 22.. To register for an appointment, call 877-724-4376 or click HERE.
Entertainment calendar
  •  WilCo EXPO: Click here to look at what's going on out at the Expo Center.
  •  SPJST Post 29: Find May's schedule here.
  • Texas Beer Company: To keep up with everything going on at TBC, click here.
  • Red Cap Cigar Lounge: See their schedule here
  • Marshall's Tavern 2: Find out what's going on here.